Outgunned and outclassed
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The Springs, CO
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So today was the first of the two days in my 3 (formerly 4) race weekend. It's going quite well so far. Two crits today, and then my road race tomarrow.
Cat. 5 was damn early in the morning. I sat in the whole ride being a bum until my teammate said he though he could win on a solo. At the begining of the last lap, me, and two followers, attacked off the front and held off the pack for about a minute. Just as we were getting caught my friend jumped off the front to try his solo to victory. It worked pretty damn well. Four guys tried to chase and one of em beat my teammate in a sprint, but he took second, which is his best result yet.
The juniors race was quite different. Out of a field of 12 a group of 4 of us formed pretty quickly and we pacelined pretty hard for 4-5 laps until we realized we were about to lap the rest of the field. So we decided to just take it easy and chat, as there weren't any primes and we weren't gonna get caught. Our laqsidasical pace promted a teammate of mine to put up 5 bucks for a prime. I won the first prime, but when someone else put up a 10 buck prime I couldn't win it. It ended in a sprint between us 4 and I took second, a result I am quite satisfied as I'm a pretty terrible sprinter.
So all's well so far, but we'll see how my legs perform on the climbs tomarrow.